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(eTN) - Recent terror attacks in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and an increase of Somali piracy on the East African coast have posed a threat and a drawback to the smooth growth of tourism in East Afr
TANZANIA (eTN) - As Somali piracy continues terrorizing countries bordering the east coast of the Indian Ocean, seven armed pirates, believed to be Somalis, have been apprehended by the Tanzanian army
(eTN) - Embassies and High Commissions in Nairobi were swift to react to the second abduction of a foreign national from the sun-drenched beaches of Kenya’s Indian Ocean shores last weekend and intr
The Chair of the High Level Committee on Piracy has applauded the recent pre-trial prisoner transfer agreement signed between Mauritius and the European Union, which is the first step towards prosecut
TANZANIA (eTN) - The United States is looking at appropriate measures that would help African states to fight Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean waters.
Earlier today, during a meeting held at the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs where several piracy-related issues were discussed, it was announced that Puntland will accept the transfer of all co
While patroling the waters of Seychelles and off the coast of Somalia, 9 suspected pirates were picked up yesterday by the the Royal Netherlands Ship, the HNLMS Tromp.
TANZANIA (eTN) - Just a few days after the Tanzanian army intercepted a Somali pirate boat and captured one member of the gang, the pirates have attacked a Malta-registered ship on the Tanzanian water
The Seychelles Supreme Court today convicted and sentenced 11 accused Somali pirates.
Unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones, are increasingly playing a more important role in surveillance activities to guard shipping traffic against attacks by ocean terrorists, and many of them have bee
NAIROBI – Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy's 18,000 tonne flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said on Wednesday.
VICTORIA, Seychelles - The Seychelles head of the “Hostage Negotiation Team,” Minister Joel Morgan, has said that the three Seychellois citizens who were being detained in Galkayo, Somalia, are in
Reports from Mombasa overnight speak of a Kenyan military helicopter being shot down by Islamic militant Somali militias controlling the border region on the Somali side of the frontier.
With increasing threats of Somali piracy on ships heading to Eastern and Southern Africa, fuel supplies in three East African countries has been disrupted causing shortage of petrol products in the re
As the United Nations Security Council strengthened efforts Wednesday to fight piracy off the Somali coast, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the problem could not be divorced from the need to
French commandos stormed a sailboat to free two French tourists who were being held by heavily-armed Somali pirates, President Nicolas Sarkozy has said.